In an exciting development, twelve students from SAI International School (SIS) and SAI International Residential School (SIRS), along with dedicated coaches & teachers, are gearing up to represent their school & country at the Round Square International Sports collaboration tournament for Cricket. The event is scheduled to take place from August 27 to August 31, 2023, and will be hosted by Chittagong Grammar School (CGS) in Bangladesh.
SAI International always encourages its SAIoneers to participate in tournaments of this stature. The Round Square International Sports collaboration tournament is a landmark event that aims to foster camaraderie, sportsmanship, and cultural exchange among member schools from different corners of the globe. The event is being organized by CGS in partnership with Junior & Senior High School of Kogakuin University from Japan, Starehe Boys' Centre from Kenya, and SAI International School from India, as the top schools across globe to participate in this International Sports Tournament. This initiative marks the first-ever International Sports Collaboration between Round Square Schools, emphasizing the unifying power of sports across diverse backgrounds and cultures. With participants hailing from four different countries – Kenya, Japan, Bangladesh, and India – the tournament promises to be a vibrant display of talent, teamwork, and international camaraderie.
SAIoneers from Classes IX-XII have been diligently preparing for the cricket tournament through rigorous practice sessions. This opportunity not only offers a chance to showcase their sporting skills but also embodies the core values that SAI International propagates about sports education, promoting international understanding, leadership, and collaboration.
Dr. Silpi Sahoo, Chairperson, SAI International, expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming tournament: “I believe that sports education is a powerful catalyst for holistic growth. Just as a wheel spin round, so does our commitment to nurturing character, leadership, and a global perspective through sports. Every challenge embraced on the field will lead to sculpting resilient minds and compassionate hearts. Our students are not just preparing for a cricket tournament; they are preparing to be global citizens who can lead and collaborate effectively."
By engaging in this international sports collaboration, SIS and SIRS students are set to gain valuable insights into different cultures, leadership development, and cross-cultural collaboration. Learning beyond classroom boundaries has been a cornerstone of SAI International’s educational philosophy, allowing its students to thrive on a global platform.
As the students from SIS and SIRS embark on this exciting journey to Bangladesh, they carry with them the hopes of their school community and a strong commitment to upholding the ideals of internationalism, democracy, environmental stewardship, adventure, leadership, and service.
This International Sports collaboration is a remarkable opportunity for SAIoneer to cultivate sportsmanship, forge lifelong connections, and expand their horizons through the lens of sports and global fellowship. As they prepare to compete in cricket, these young athletes are poised to embody the spirit of Round Square and make their institution proud.